This Is Why I Have Strict Loaning Policies…

…because people never give your things back I a timely fashion, in the same condition they were loaned in–or at all!  Seriously I don’t have a problem with loaning my books, if you follow my rules.  But people inevitable never follow the rules.   Exhibit #1:   A while back we did a wholesale spring cleaning of…

Done with Goodreads

Hey, did you all know, that Barnes & Noble is no longer considered a legitimate source of book information as far as Goodreads, or any other Amazon owned outlet is concerned? If you go to a goodreads librarian and ask them to update/add/change info for a book and use B&N as a source, they will…

Book Haul: July 2017

I have been really bad this year with my book buying ban.  What can I say; I’m clearly a junkie.  And in most cases I paid next to nothing or got a great discount.  So there’s that.  Justifying…definitely a sign of addiction. Paperback Swap: Parrotfish By: Ellen Wittlinger H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey/Maturin #3) By:…

Return of the Book Haul

I cannot remember the last time I did a book haul post. (I looked it up, it was April 2016 and apparently I missed some books.)  *Sigh*  This post is gonna be a doozie.  Here are some books that I have acquired since September of 2016: Paperback Swap What My Mother Doesn’t Know By: Sonya…

Review: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Title: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban Author: J. K. Rowling Narrator: Stephen Fry Published: 2000 Listen Time: 12:04 Listen Date: July 13 – 14, 2017 Description: The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry…

Review: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Title: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Author: J. K. Rowling Narrator: Stephen Fry Published: 2000 Listen Time: 20:57 Listen Date: July 16 – 18, 2017 Description: It is the summer holidays and soon Harry Potter will be starting his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is counting the days, there are new spells to be learnt,…

Review: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Title: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Author: J. K. Rowling Narrator: Stephen Fry Published: 2000 Listen Time: 09:43 Listen Date: July 13 – 14, 2017 Description: The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry…

Review: Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

Title: Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone Author: J. K. Rowling  Narrator: Stephen Fry Published: 2015 Listen Time: 08:23 Listen Date: July 9-12, 2017 Description: “Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter ‘H’.” Harry Potter has never…

Review: Doctor Who: The Angel’s Kiss

Title: Doctor Who: The Angel’s Kiss (A Melody Malone Mystery) Author: Melody Malone, Justin Richards Narrator: Alex Kingston Published: 2012 Listen Time: 1:42:55 Listen Date: July 12, 2017 Description: On some days, New York is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. This was one of the other days… Melody Malone, owner and sole employee of the Angel Detective Agency, has…

Review: Love & Misadventure

Title: Love & Misadventure Author: Lang Leav Published: 2013 Page Count: 176 Read Date: May 17 – July 2, 2017 Description: Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Awarded a coveted Churchill Fellowship, her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss. Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an…

Review: Saga, Vol. 1

Title: Saga, Vol. 1 Author: Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist) Published: 2012 Page Count: 160 Read Date: June 5, 2017 Description: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family…

Review: Darkfire

Title: Darkfire (Nightblade Epic #3) Author: Garrett Robinson Published: 2015 Page Count: Read Date: April 12 – May 7, 2017 Description: A FLIGHT FROM DANGER LANDS LOREN IN GREATER PERIL The saga of the Nightblade continues across the nine kingdoms. Xain’s madness has branded Loren and her friends, and even Jordel, fugitives from not only the king’s law but Jordel’s…